Coin of Byblus with bust of Macrinus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
A.D. 217–218


Mint: Syria, Byblus

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 9.09 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

63.1412

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Laureate bust of Macrinus to right.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Isis Pharia, standing on raft right, holds inflated sail with both hands.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by 1961: with Glendining & C., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (auction of the Lockett Collection, part 12, February 21-23, 1961, lot 3003, partial); by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, September 18, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III